I had to write and perform a Best Man speech. This is a huge honour and I really wanted to nail it and give my best mate the send off he deserved. Trouble was, I have suffered with anxiety for many years, and the thought of standing in front of all those people and being the centre of attention filled me with dread!
I have never sought any professional help for my condition, in fact I didn’t even know it was anxiety that I had, or I didn’t want to believe it. Anyway, my anxiety levels were escalated to the point that I contacted Louise for some help.
Louise is an extremely easy person to talk to and puts you at ease immediately. She has a wealth of experience from her previous roles that help her identify with all aspects of anxiety, depression and phobias etc. I assumed I was going to be “put under” the same as the people I’d seen hypnotized on TV, but this was completely different to what I had imagined. Louise uses a technique that allows you to help yourself improve your condition. Through a mixture of audio relaxation recordings and really helpful positive thinking exercises, she helps you develop a “toolkit” that helps you deal with the condition.
I never thought I’d ever seek professional help for my condition but I’m so glad I did. And in Louise, I found a really empathetic, understanding and knowledgeable therapist that was genuinely easy to talk to. I can’t praise her enough.
I nailed the speech by the way!